Kelowna man strikes it rich with $16.7M jackpot

By Pete McIntyre / KISS FM Vernon
December 6, 2017 - 4:13pm

KELOWNA — The Okanagan has a new multi-millionaire.

Kelowna resident Clifford Britch has picked up a cheque for 16.7 million dollars from BC Lotteries for winning the Lotto 6/49 Nov. 22.

Britch says he and his wife are in a bit of a daze, and plan to share the jackpot with their family and do some travelling.

“We have a close knit family,” says Britch. “With Christmas around the corner, this lottery win is icing on the cake for me.”

Britch says he has a habit of buying a lottery ticket when he visits the  Orchard Park Mall, which is where the lucky ticket was bought.

“At first I thought it said $1,600. Then I looked again and I thought, oh wow, I won $16,000,” recalled Britch. “Then the clerk at the kiosk said, ‘you didn’t win $16,000…you won $16 million!’”

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